On the Measurement of Need-Based Justice


Need considerations play an important role in empirically informed theories of distributive justice. We propose a concept of need-based justice that is related to social participation and provide an ethical measurement of need-based justice. The β-ε-index satisfies the need-principle, monotonicity, sensitivity, transfer and several »technical« axioms. A numerical example is given.

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Alexander Max Bauer
University of Oldenburg
Mark Siebel
University of Oldenburg


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